Listenin' to Classical Music and Conversation

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by bluemooze, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. DeepFloyd11

    DeepFloyd11 Forum Resident

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    Well they share the same region and the border!
    Read here.

    Punjab - Wikipedia
     
  2. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    Thanks for the link. So this is the Indian version of Berlin ... :)
     
  3. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    But how can you not like Glenn Gould, the outstanding Canadian Bach pianist? :confused:

    As for me,

    Bartok heads the list, to be followed by Schoenberg and any so called modern classical music need not apply either.
     
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  4. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    In no particular order:
    - opera
    - religious music
    - non-orchestral songs (Schubert and Wolf Lieder for example)
    - baroque works with piano (harpsichord is fine)
    - most works by Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky (and some other composers, but these came to mind in an instant...)
    There's more, but I think that's more than enough for now :)
     
  5. DeepFloyd11

    DeepFloyd11 Forum Resident

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    Ohh I do like Gould...just not Bach works for solo piano.

    Hahahaha that so called modern classical music literally makes me sick and want to throw up. :cussing::yikes::rolleyes:
     
  6. julesd68

    julesd68 Well-Known Member

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    That's the most expensive LP I have ever bought, but it was more than worth it ...
     
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  7. julesd68

    julesd68 Well-Known Member

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    I'll play this game!
    An easy top 3 for me -

    1. Opera
    2. Mozart
    3. Beethoven
     
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  8. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Are you going to get the newly released 180g LP? Also, are you going to get the newly recorded 3 LP set to be released in March? I'm keeping my eye on them but haven't decided yet. :)
     
  9. julesd68

    julesd68 Well-Known Member

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    If you know a vinyl version with better sound I would be interested to know!
     
  10. julesd68

    julesd68 Well-Known Member

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    I will buy the 3lp set for sure once I can get it for a good price. I won't get the new version of the d minor Partita because although it's a bit warped, my original plays without any background noise at all ...
     
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  11. Mr_Vinyl

    Mr_Vinyl Forum Resident

    1) Anything atonal. An old buddy did his Ph.D on Alban Berg in Vienna. When I went to visit him, he spent four days lecturing me on how atonal music is ever-present in nature. I till can't hear it till this day.

    2) Italian operas. ''Mozart' said it best in the movie, Amadeus :shh:

    3) Baroque music :hide:
     
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  12. 1. Violin concertos! I just don't get them.
    2. Romantic symphonies (Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann etc)
    3. Cardboard slipcases for single CD jewel cases (why?)
     
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  13. DeepFloyd11

    DeepFloyd11 Forum Resident

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    Wow. That's certainly 'different'. No. 2 and 3 are certainly in my top 5 favourite!!! Opera is close to my heart....but I am VERY picky.
     
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  14. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    Now playing the following CD, which just arrived today for a first listen. The CD is OOP and used but the liner notes is in pristine condition and CD itself is in mint condition ...

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  15. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    Here goes.....
    1. I think all of Bruckner's Symphonies sound too much alike.
    2. Rudolf Serkin may be the most boring pianist that ever banged the horse teeth.
    3. The guy that wrote "In Case of Brahms" on top of the exit sign may have been on to something.

    :p
     
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  16. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    For me, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, etc, created the modern classical music ...
     
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  17. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Forum Resident

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    Recordings from 1984-97, reissued on this 1998 compilation. Accompaniment by various orchestras & conductors. I'm not a connoisseur of classical singing, but I find her voice very pleasing.
     
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  18. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident


    Well, if you insist.

    The Harpsichord. Every time I hear it, I think of this guy.

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    Opera, especially the Italian stuff where at the end everyone is either dead or screaming for revenge. :rant:

    The fortepiano. For the love of God, stop the tinkle-tinkle sounds and play the damn thing on a Steinway.

    I listen to a fair share of 20th Century music that is NOT late romantic, but some 12 tone stuff sounds like the aural equivalent of a Jackson Pollock painting.

    People who think all "Classical" music sounds the same. If the opportunity presents itself, I'll play the second movement of Beethoven's 6th symphony followed by the second movement of Bruckner's 9th symphony. That usually shuts 'em up.
     
  19. DeepFloyd11

    DeepFloyd11 Forum Resident

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    That's hilarious!! :biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh:



    Agreed on the Steinway (Or Boesendorfer)....:righton:

    I would play a Chopin Nocturne and then Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique. :goodie:
     
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  20. DeepFloyd11

    DeepFloyd11 Forum Resident

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    On the TT.... Richter playing Schumann and Brahms

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  21. ubertrout

    ubertrout Forum Resident

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    1. Performers who vocalize while performing, especially Glenn Gould. I can't filter it out and it ruins it for me.
    2. Opera in audio-only format. I enjoy it live or on blu-ray, but I just don't find it interesting as audio only.
    3. Most orchestral music written after about 1915, subject to many caveats. Atonality was a dead end, and composers seem to be searching in vain for a way back to relevance for an audience beyond musicians.
     
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  22. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    Now playing the following CD from my JS Bach collection, a long-time favorite and not a solo keyboard piece ... :agree::winkgrin:

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  23. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    So the soprano here was Janet Perry, who sang the soprano role in the 1984 Karajan Beethoven 9th recording IIRC ...
     
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  24. Wes H

    Wes H Forum Resident

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    1. Atonal music.
    2. Opera (although I like sacred choral music -- go figure)
     
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  25. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    Not exactly I Solisti di Zagreb but it is Croatian Baroque Ensemble ... What do you think @DeepFloyd11 ?
     
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